The Spanish FA (RFEF) are facing criticism after Sunday's game between Osasuna and Valencia went ahead despite the tragic death of Valencia defender Marco Caneira's eight-month old daughter shortly before kick-off.
Caneira's daughter died suddenly of heart and respiratory failure an hour and a half before kick-off.
Valencia immediately chartered the player a private plane so he could fly straight back home, but were unable to get in touch with the RFEF president Angel Maria Villar.
Valencia president Juan Soler said: "I tried to get in touch with him, but I couldn't get through. We did everything possible to try and talk to him.
"The referee spoke to the refereeing committee and in the end we had to play the game. He told us he could suspend the game if the RFEF told him to and we tried to get into contact with them."
"I have to thank Osasuna for their attitude, they were willing to suspend the game," he added.
Meanwhile Fernando Garrido, the spokesman of the RFEF, declared that they would have postponed the game had they known about the situation.
He said: "Nobody got in contact with us. We would have considered it normal had the game not been played."
The RFEF have been under heavy criticism in recent weeks for their failure to take action over Spain coach Luis Aragones' racist comments concerning Arsenal striker Thierry Henry.
They have also been slammed for handing out only token fines of 600 euros to Primera Liga clubs Albacete and Atletico Madrid following racist chanting from the stands.